About the Author

Patrick Campanale


When I’m not working on building custom computers or fixing phones, I love to write about technology. I’m always looking out for the best deal on any tech I can get my hands on, so one day I decided, “Why not write about it?!” You can follow me on Twitter or Instagram @pcamp96, though I’m way more active on Twitter. If you’ve got a tip to an awesome deal, go ahead and drop me a line at patrick@9to5mac.com!

Patrick Campanale's Favorite Gear


Clean up big with the Dyson Big Ball vacuum at $200 (Reg. $300)

Macy’s, as part of its Black Friday Special sale, offers the Dyson Big Ball Multi-Floor Pro Canister Vacuum for $199.99 shipped. You can buy a similar model for around $300 at Amazon. This is one of the lowest prices we’ve tracked. Dyson is one of the best brands for high-end vacuums, and this is a great way to keep your home clean during the holidays. Rated 4/5 stars.


If you’ve been trying to keep up with the best deals on specific home audio items from this year’s Black Friday ad leaks, well, it’s been a little hard. There are dozens of ads to sort through, and trying to compare prices is never fun. That’s what we’re here for though! We’ve got all of the best home theater deals from Black Friday 2018 right here in one convenient place for you.

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Nest’s Hello video doorbell hits Black Friday pricing early for My Best Buy members: $180 (Reg. $229)

Best Buy is offering its My Best Buy members (free to join) the Nest Hello Video Doorbell for $179.99 shipped. Normally $229, we’ve seen it as low as $150 in the past, though this is the best price currently available. Google (and other retailers) will be offering it at this price on Black Friday, so beat the rush and get one now. The Nest Hello is perfect for the person already invested in Nest’s ecosystem to let you know who’s at the door. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

The QVC Black Friday ad just dropped, and now another online retailer’s sale flyer has hit the interwebs. If you’ve missed it, Black Friday is just 8 days away. We’ve already got most of the major ads covered, but now it’s time to take a look at the Groupon Black Friday ad.

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We’re a week away from Thanksgiving, which means we’re a week and a day away from Black Friday! That’s right, in 8 days, the biggest shopping holiday of the year will be here. We’ve covered most of the major Black Friday ads in our guide, but there are still a few stragglers. We’ve finally got our hands on the QVC Black Friday ad, so let’s take a look.

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Keep your home tidy with Shark’s Navigator Professional Vacuum: $70 (Refurb, Orig. $150)

Groupon is offering the Shark Navigator Professional Lift-Away Upright Vacuum (UV540) in refurbished condition for $69.99 shipped. Originally $150, it now goes for $120 on sale in new condition at retailers like Costco. Third-party sellers at Amazon charge $95 in refurbished condition. This is a match of our previous mention. The Shark Navigator will be great for keeping the house clean this holiday season. Rated 4.4/5 stars at Amazon and ships with a 90-day warranty.

Toshiba’s 32″ Fire TV Edition would be perfect for any game room or office at $130 (Reg. $150+)

Best Buy via Amazon offers the Toshiba 32-inch Fire TV Edition for $129.99 shipped. Also available at Best Buy direct. Normally $150 or more, this is a new all-time low and the best available. This TV is perfect for a game room or office, as the 32″ size is great for smaller spaces and the built-in Fire TV system will be great for streaming without a cable box or antenna. This #1 new TV release is rated 4.1/5 stars. Learn more in our announcement coverage.

Stay fit this winter by using this $23 pull up bar in your warm and toasty home

Sportneer Direct (100% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers its Pull Up Bar for $22.99 shipped when you use code B375VEKM and clip the on-page coupon. Regularly $30, this is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked and the best available. Staying fit gets a little harder during the winter months since going outside isn’t as feasible for working out. This will help you stay in shape, especially with Thanksgiving right around the corner. Rated 3.9/5 stars.

Logitech’s MK270 wireless keyboard & mouse combo is perfect for the office at $15, more from $9

Walmart offers the Logitech MK270 Keyboard and Mouse Combo for $14.88 with free in-store pickup. Delivery is complimentary on orders of $35 or more. This is over 20% off the going rate at Amazon and is within pennies of its all-time low there. These peripherals are great for a budget-friendly desk setup and are built to “last for months.” Rated 3.8/5 stars from over 11,700 Amazon shoppers.

Play on-the-go with the Dell G3 gaming laptop from $699 shipped at Walmart

Walmart offers the Dell G3 Gaming Laptop with 2.3GHz i5/8GB/1TB for $699 shipped. Upgrade to a 6-core 2.2GHz i7 for $799. Normally, Best Buy sells a similar model to the i5 at just over $800, and Dell charges a minimum of $1,000 or more for an i7 model. Regardless of which model you pick up, both feature a 4GB NVIDIA GTX graphics card for your gaming pleasure. Rated 4.1/5 stars and you can learn more in our announcement coverage.

November 14

We’ve covered quite a bit of Black Friday ad leaks so far, and more keep coming in. If you’re looking for a specific item, it can be a little daunting to know which retailer to visit when. We’re here to help! If you’re looking for a new streaming media player like the Fire or Chromecast, this is the guide for you. Keep reading to find the best Black Friday streaming media player deals.

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Keep your Apple Watch, iPhone, and more charged with this $17 dock (Reg. $30)

Oittm Official (99% positive lifetime feedback) via Amazon offers its Apple Watch Charging Dock with three 2.4A USB ports for $16.81 shipped when you use code IVWBW2LD at checkout. Normally closer to $30, this is one of the best prices that we’ve tracked historically and the lowest available. A dock like this is perfect for keeping your Apple Watch charged on your desk, and the three built-in 2.4A USB ports will keep your iPhone and other devices charged. Rated 4.3/5 stars from hundreds.

Upgrade your TV’s audio with this budget-friendly Sony 2.0-Ch. Sound Bar for $98 (Reg. $130)

Amazon offers the Sony S100F 2.0-Channel Sound Bar with Bass Reflex Speaker and Bluetooth for $98 shipped. Also at B&H, Walmart, and Abt Electronics. Normally $130, this is a new all-time low and the best available. This sound bar is a great upgrade from the built-in speakers of your TV. Rated 3.7/5 stars.

expiredUpgrade your camera with the Joby GorillaPod 5K Tripod Kit + LED Light for $110 ($155 value)

Adorama offers the Joby GorillaPod 5K Tripod Kit plus the CLAR Slim Bi-Color LED On-Camera Light for $109.95 shipped. Separately, the GorillaPod goes for around $115 at Amazon and the light for $50, so you’re saving $55 by bundling them together here. I have the GorillaPod 5K and love using it with my Sony a6500 as it gives me great stability and portability. Plus, you can illuminate your scenes with the bundled LED light. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

expiredBeat the lines and get Apple’s HomePod at Black Friday prices now: $249 (Reg. $349)

B&H Photo is offering the Apple HomePod at $249 shipped in both colors. Normally $349, this is a $100 discount and beats Apple’s certified refurbished pricing (and is in new condition). This is one of the lowest prices we’ve ever tracked on the HomePod. We’re expecting to see it go for $250 during Black Friday sales at Best Buy, so shop now and beat the lines. Apple’s HomePod is perfect for the HomeKit enthusiast and someone fully enveloped into the Apple ecosystem.

November 13

expiredExpand your home network w/ the TP-Link 16-port Gigabit switch for $55 (Reg. $70)

Amazon offers the TP-Link 16-Port Gigabit Network Switch for $55 shipped. Normally $70, similar models fetch that much at Amazon and this is a new all-time low that we’ve tracked. You can never have enough Ethernet ports, and this is a great way to expand your home’s network with a single switch. TP-Link backs its gear with a lifetime warranty, so should anything happen, know that you’ll be covered. Rated 4.5/5 stars.

We first reported on PUBG’s arrival to PlayStation back in September when it was just a rumor. Now, two months later (almost exactly), we’ve learned that PUBG PS4 will finally launch on December 7th.

There will be pre-order bonuses for those who want it, and both disk or digital copies available. For those who don’t want to pay $60 for Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 (our review) just to play Blackout, or wait until next year for Battlefield V’s Firestorm, this is a great option for PlayStation 4 gamers.

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Teach your kids to code w/ the Wonder Workshop Dash Robot for $105.50 (Reg. $150)

Amazon offers the Wonder Workshop Dash Coding Robot for Kids at $105.55 shipped. Normally $150, this is a new all-time low for 2018 and is within $10 of the historical low from 2017. Kids are getting into technology at younger ages, and this is a great way to start teaching them how to code. Designed for children 6 years of age or older, this robot is voice activated and can help your child learn to program. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

‘Tis the season for discounts galore. We’ve already taken a look at the Nikon, Barns & Noble, and Walgreens Black Friday ads and more are still coming in. If you’re looking to have a one-stop shop for some of your holiday desires, Overstock.com is a great option. With sales on technology, home goods, and more, let’s take a look at the Overstock Black Friday ad.

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Score up to 20% off of select AmazonBasics office gear from $2.50

Amazon is offering up to 20% off of select AmazonBasics office products with prices starting at $2.50. Shipping varies, as some items are add-ons which require an order of $25+ to lock in no-cost shipping and the discounted price. Our top pick is the Sticky Notes 12-Pack for $7.99 shipped. Normally $10, this is a new all-time low and 20% off the going rate. You can never have enough sticky notes, and this is a great way to stock up before you begin labeling things this holiday season. Rated 4+ stars from nearly 80% of shoppers. View all available products here.

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